Electrified Road Can Charge Moving Vehicles - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos + Quiz - 23 May 2018
"A group of Swedish companies is developing and testing new technology that can charge electric vehicles as they travel down the road."
German shock at car exhaust tests on humans and monkeys- 29 January 2018
"The German government has denounced experiments funded by German carmakers in which humans and monkeys reportedly inhaled diesel exhaust fumes.
German media say the health impact research was done by EUGT, a body funded by Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW."
Saudi Arabia Ends Ban on Women Drivers - Text + Audio -27 September 2017
"For the first time, Saudi Arabia will give women permission to drive motor vehicles. State media reported on Tuesday that King Salman ordered the change. Saudi Arabia was the only country to ban women drivers. It did not approve driver’s licenses for women and those who tried to drive were detained."
Is a Flying Car in Your Future?- Text + Audio + Video - 3 May 2017
"Sooner than you think, flying cars may appear in the skies.
Imagine never having to worry about traffic, stoplights, or road construction.
A flying car could get somewhere much faster than one traveling by road."
The hidden ways traffic flows around us- 15 January 2015
"Going from A to B? Whichever way you choose to travel, Chris Baraniuk discovers the hidden technologies which decide when and how you’ll get there."
Robot racing car aims for pole position- 2 November 2012 - ARTICLE + VIDEO
"Meet the 120mph sports car that thunders around tracks without any help from a driver."
= "an autonomous Audi TT-S, named Shelly, which can drive at the limits of vehicle performance."
An autonomous car, "also known as robotic or informally as driverless or self-driving, is an autonomous vehicle capable of fulfilling the human transportation capabilities of a traditional car. As an autonomous vehicle, it is capable of sensing its environment and navigating on its own..."(Wikipedia)
Robot-car technology by Google
"Google has recently revealed in an announcement that it has been secretly testing cars that can drive on their own, with the help
of artificial-intelligence software that can sense anything near the car and make decisions similar to what a human driver would make..." (YouTube)
car "The driverless car concept embraces an emerging family of highly automated cognitive and control technologies,
ultimately aimed at a full "taxi-like"
experience for car users, but without a human driver..."
Car "The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is
an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense that's responsible for
the development of new technology for use by the military. Their latest project is
to encourage the development of vehicles that will drive themselves."
'Talking cars' tested in Michigan to cut road accidents- 22 August 2012
"Hundreds of vehicles fitted with kit that lets them "talk" to each other are being tested on the roads of Ann Arbor, Michigan...
More than 32,000 people died on the US's roads in 2011 due to crashes." (BBC)
Ban smoking in cars, says British Medical Association - 16 November 2011 - with a video
"All smoking in cars should be banned across the UK to protect people from second-hand smoke, doctors say...
The levels of toxins in a car can be up to 23 times higher than in a smoky bar." See : International action
Vilnius mayor runs over illegally parked car in a tank - 2 August 2011
"The eccentric mayor of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, has decided to send a stern message to anyone thinking of illegally parking on his city's streets: by driving over an illegally parked car in a Soviet-era armoured personnel carrier...
The car that he so demonstrably crushed was bought especially for the exercise and did not belong to an unsuspecting motorist..." + a video
Sat-nav racers: Dangerous new craze sweeps Britain as drivers bid to 'beat the clock' - 29 July 2011
"Millions admit breaking the speed limit, while many admit to having a crash while driving dangerously to 'win' the game which is condemned by road safety groups as 'irresponsible and lethal'...
Dicing with death: Almost 3.6 million motorists admitted to breaking the speed limit when racing against their GPS to in the last 12 months."
On-the-spot fines for careless drivers- 11 May 2011 "Penalties of £80 to £100 portrayed as a break from the previous government's supposed reliance on speed cameras...
The fixed penalty notices have been designed with a view to clamping down on "boy racers", who drive aggressively by tailgating, undertaking or
cutting up fellow motorists, along with other offenders such as repeat law-breakers and those who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. "
California weighs 'digital adverts' on number plates - 21 June 2010
"California is weighing whether to allow advert-broadcasting digital number plates on vehicles, in a bid to raise revenue for the cash-strapped state.
The digital adverts would scroll when the vehicle is stuck in traffic."
French driver fined for wearing niqab "A 31-year-old French woman... was wearing a black niqab, that covers the face but leaves the eyes exposed. Police handed her a 22-euro ($29) fine, saying her clothing posed a "safety risk" to her driving."
Driving a car using your phone - 14 November 2009
"Researchers in Germany have developed software that allows you to drive a car - with a mobile phone.
It is part of project aimed at creating a fully automated vehicle.
The BBC's Berlin correspondent Steve Rosenberg tried it out."
New hydrogen car approach debuts - 16 June 2009
"The manufacturer of a hydrogen car unveiled in London on Tuesday will make its designs available online so the cars can be built and improved locally."
dealer in free gun offer - 23 May 2008 "A car dealership in the United States is offering a free
handgun with every vehicle sold.
Max Motors in Butler, Missouri, says sales have quadrupled since the
start of the offer."
London’s iconic red buses are going green. - August 25, 2011
"The city has introduced a fleet of eight vehicles fuelled entirely by hydrogen, some of the least-polluting buses in Europe...
There is even talk of turning London’s iconic black taxis into hydro-powered vehicles as well."
The driverless taxi of the futureat Heathrow Airport.- 25 November 2009
"The driverless taxi, or personal rapid transit, drives itself around a network of guideways using a combination of systems including laser sensors
and computer controls.
The electric vehicles look a bit like the futuristic transport pods used in James Bond movies."
A dog's life - animation
"Dino is a family dog. He helps to keep people safe on the roads. Read his diary and find out what he did last week."
Keep safe, stay alive - a song
"There are 5 lessons about road safety in this song. Listen to the song and see what they are."
Road safety run - a game
"Dino the dog likes running. But there are lots of dangerous things on the road - tyres, rubbish bins and bouncing balls!
If they hit him, he's in trouble! In this game you have to help Dino run, and answer questions about road safety along the way.
How far can Dino run?"
Swiss man fined $290,000 for speeding in his Ferrari- 7 January 2010
"The man was reportedly caught driving a red Ferrari Testarossa at 137km/h (85mph) through a village.
The penalty was calculated based on the unnamed motorist's wealth - assessed by the court as $22.7m (£14.1m) - and because he was a repeat offender...
Swiss media reported that the man owns a villa with five luxury cars, including the Ferrari."